Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Silvia Chiave

Please welcome to our show Silvia Chiave, Italy’s Consul General in Los Angeles, where we’ll be talking about her role to develop economic and cultural relations between Italy and the U.S. And there’s so much more.

Silvia is a married mother of two children, she loves theater, reading, and snowboarding. She’s also a paragliding pilot and a sommelier. And that’s just for starters. Silvia studied business in university, began her diplomatic career over 20 years ago, and brings sophistication and savvy to the office that isn’t business as usual.

Hear our full interview, where we talk about everything from her childhood, thoughts on Los Angeles and the community here, and what it’s like as a woman holding such an important and prestigious office.

Our interview airs LIVE on all video and audio platforms on #LittleItalyPodcast and simulcast on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. As a proud board member of the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association, I’m thrilled to present this interview and share more about Silvia.

Join us, and leave your comments, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Christina Conte

Please welcome Christina Conte, creator of Christina’s Cucina, to our #LittleItalyPodcast, talking to us about Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino DOP tomatoes. In other words, not all tomatoes are created equal, and this is the real deal.

Christina has dedicated her work to discussing Italian cuisine, ingredients, preparation, and even desserts, like the rhubarb bread pudding with orange custard currently you featured on her website. OMG! Today, we speak to her about the Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino DOP tomatoes. In other words, the king of all tomatoes, a staple in any authentic Italian restaurant and kitchen.

A little background. The San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino DOP has been growing for over 300 years in the Provence of Salerno. The tomato was a gift from the Viceroy of Peru to the Bourbon King of Naples back in the 1770’s, and it’s considered the best of the best because it grows in a Mediterranean rich volcanic soil saturated in potassium and phosphorus. It’s to die for.

Want to learn more? Join our show with Christina, and you’ll soon become an expert on these amazing tomatoes, too. Learn to cook with it, eat it, these tomatoes could very well change your life.

Our show is also released on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Please find our interview on all video and audio platforms. And invite your friends, too🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mariana Noli

Anyone interested in protecting their business, listen up. We welcome to our show, #MarianaNoli, former president of the Italian American Lawyers Association Los Angeles, founder of NOLI IP & Women’s IP Today. Mariana is a brilliant attorney and provides counsel to individuals and corporations about trademarks, licensing, and all facets of intellectual property law both in the U.S. and abroad.

Mariana founded her own practice, and her interest remains protecting one’s own property and creation. This is particularly important for women, and we discuss how women need to protect not just the money they earn, but the intellectual property and what they have created in business.

We also discuss Mariana’s diverse background and Italian heritage, in addition to her leading the IALA, a group of committed lawyers of Italian descent. The group was created because she said back in the day, Italians didn’t always have the same opportunities as others in the community, so IALA was founded.

Please join me on #LittleItalyPodcast and #DeborahKobyltLIVE, where our show is simulcast. This show is of particular interest not only to Italians and Italian Americans, but women and anyone looking to grow and protect their business. Thanks for tuning in, and please invite your friends, too🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Gary Vitti, Former Lakers Trainer,Author & Speaker

LOVE the LA Lakers?

Then you must join our interview today with #GaryVitti, longtime trainer at the #LALakers for 32 years, talking with #DeborahZaraKobylt about ALL he’s learned not just about being a trainer, but about life, relationship, hardships, wining, and losing.

Did you know Gary started his career at the Univ of Portland where he set up a sports medicine program before he got THE call from the #Lakers to become their head athletic trainer? A long story follows, and you must tune in to hear all about his life, work, family, and #Italian roots, too. Let’s not forget his film career from his appearance in #BlueChip. There’s so much to learn and take away, much of it chronicled in his latest book, “32 Years Of Titles And Tears From The Best Seat In The House.”

Join me at #DeborahKobyltLIVE and #LittleItaly Podcast on all video and audio platforms. And please invite your friends, too. Thanks for joining us, Gary, and thanks Anna Manunza for producing this introduction🇮🇹

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Gary Vitti, Former Lakers Trainer,Author & Speaker

OVE the LA Lakers?

Then you must join our interview today with #GaryVitti, longtime trainer at the #LALakers for 32 years, talking with #DeborahZaraKobylt about ALL he’s learned not just about being a trainer, but about life, relationship, hardships, wining, and losing.

Did you know Gary started his career at the Univ of Portland where he set up a sports medicine program before he got THE call from the #Lakers to become their head athletic trainer? A long story follows, and you must tune in to hear all about his life, work, family, and #Italian roots, too. Let’s not forget his film career from his appearance in #BlueChip. There’s so much to learn and take away, much of it chronicled in his latest book, “32 Years Of Titles And Tears From The Best Seat In The House.”

Join me at #DeborahKobyltLIVE and #LittleItaly Podcast on all video and audio platforms. And please invite your friends, too. Thanks for joining us, Gary, and thanks Anna Manunza for producing this introduction🇮🇹

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Bill Lagattuta

Please welcome to our show, #BillLagattuta, award-winning TV journalist best known for his work on CBS’s 48Hours, covering some of the biggest crime stories around the globe, and NBC News, breaking stories from Somalia to China. Bill has also worked as an anchorman at KNBC Los Angeles, which is why he may seem so familiar to our local audience.

Since leaving the world of TV news, Bill has become an accomplished painter and photographer, whose work is now held by a number of prominent collectors.

He joins us to talk about his time in the field working some of the biggest stories in international news, but also how he transitioned into another creating art. In addition, being third-generation Sicilian-American, Bill speaks about some of his early influences in his life as well.

Please join our #LittleItalyPodcast, reposted from #DeborahKobyltLIVE and created by host #DeborahZaraKobylt. You can find our shows on all video and audio podcast platforms. Please invite your friends, too🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Lucia Giardina

Please welcome to our show, #LuciaGiardina, entrepreneur, actor, and founder of #LuciasKitchen.

Lucia has an interesting story, and we start at the beginning, when she was a young girl, cooking with her mama and grandma in the kitchen. By age 12, she was preparing full meals for the entire family in Torino, Italy, and it was her family who encouraged her to jar her tomato sauce, and finally, she did. And here we are today.

Licia’s sauce is made from all fresh ingredients, just reheat and incorporate into your favorite foods. In fact, throughout our interview, she gives us the “secret sauce” so we can try to replicate at home. Lucia also shares with us her early Italian influences, what it’s like living and doing business here in the U.S., and also how she went from expert sauce maker to actor. We’d love to know!

Please join us on our #LittleItalyPodcast, reposted from #DeborahKobyltLIVE, hosted and created by me, another proud #Italian. You can find our show on all video and audio podcast platforms. And please invite your friends, too🇮🇹 #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Frankie Imbergamo

You probably know his face, now let us introduce you to actor, producer and Food Network darling #FrankieImbergamo.

Perhaps best known for his roles DJ Stan Da Man), Chappaquiddick, and Vault, Frankie has also created a name for himself as a famous celeb chef from Boston’s Italian district, a Food Network Emeril LIVE top winner, and cookbook author. He joins us and shares some of his favorite recipes, in addition to his story growing up an Italian kid in the hood, and how his culture influenced him and his work. He’ll share about his close friendship with .#AdamSandler, and working with #JeffBridges, #SandraBullock, and the much-missed #BettyWhite.

What’s he most proud of? You’ll have to tune in to the show to find out. #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast is hosted and created by #DeborahZaraKobylt, reposted from #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Please invite your friends to listen, available on all podcast platforms. Thanks for tuning in🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Elisabetta Russo

Honored to welcome to the show today soprano #ElisabettaRusso, named Best Female Vocal at the Hollywood Music Awards 2011. But there’s much more.

Born in Bari, Elisabetta shares how her career that started when she was a young girl singing in local town piazzas, to coming to America and performing with the great #AndreaBocelli at Paramount Studios after an invitation from #DavidFoster. She says it wasn’t always easy coming from Italy and making a name for herself, but talent and perseverance prevailed, and now Elisabetta is considered one of the finest sopranos in modern times, having performed everywhere from Beverly Hills to Vegas, NY, and around the globe. Hear her full story, it is sure to inspire you.
#DeborahZaraKobylt is the host and creator of the #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, available on all video and audio podcast platforms, reposted from #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Please join the show, and invite your friends, too. Deborah is also a proud board member of the #LILAA, and encourages you to come see the #LittleItaly district in Los Angeles and check out what’s planned there 🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Lorenzo Lisi

Love Italian products? Then you must tune in to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast interview with #LorenzoLisi, CEO of the upcoming Made In Italy expo that will take place in at the port Los Angeles later this month.

The expo is to designed to encourage business partnerships between U.S. and Italian companies, and will highlight Italian products from food, fashion, technology, arts, alternative energy, and more. And the public has an opportunity to participate, with various vendors on board displaying everything from food to fashion to enjoy. We’ll be talking about it, and bringing a little more Italy to LA.

Please tune in to our #LittleItalyPodcast with host and creator, #DeborahZaraKobylt, and participate in our journey to highlight Italians and Italian Americans contributing to life and culture in Los Angeles and beyond. Thanks for joining us, and please invite your friends, too🇮🇹